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Manual choice "Open in New Tab" works; Tools>Options>Tabs in preferences does not work




Tabbed Browser
11 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: John McCallum, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070309 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070309 Firefox/

Options are set for "New page should be opened in a New Tab".  Does not work.  Any second bookmark simply overwrites Tab #1 and the original page is closed.  This choice using the manual method (right click) to open a bookmark works fine.   Typing in a new URL overwrites the last Tab instead of opening a new Tab while leaving the on-screen Tab open.  I guess this is OK.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Left click on bookmark opens page in existing Tab #1 and closes existing page.
2. Right click on bookmark, choose "Open in New Tab" correctly launches a Tab#2, #3 etc.

Expected Results:  
Preferences in Tools>Options>Tabs is not taking effect.  Manual method works as intended.

Problem started when I installed the Microsoft Plug-in for Media Player recently distributed.  It corrected many of the display problems with IE.  Yahoo Launchcast still refuses to support Firefox.
Tools > Options > Tabs > New pages should be opened in a new tab is only meant for links in pages, there where otherwise they would be opened in a new window. Bookmarks are never opened in a new window by left click so they will not be diverted to a new tab.
Probably there is an extension for this function.
Whiteboard: [DUPEME]

Comment 2

11 years ago
Ria is correct. The 'Tools > Options > Tabs > New pages should be opened in a new tab' is only invoked where the link would cause a page to be loaded in a new window eg. where the target:_blank
Resolving Invalid as per comments 1 and 2.

Having a separate preference to make left click on bookmarks (and other left click actions) open in a new tab has been Wontfixed in Bug 268039 and Bug 270117.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Whiteboard: [DUPEME]
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